[]
[]
Now you can request and check out OverDrive eBooks and eAudio directly from the catalog! These checkouts will also be visible in your "Checked Out" and "Holds" lists. 
Single-click holds available! This feature allows you to place holds without having to confirm your pickup location each time.  Opt in by going to your holds page and click "turn on" at the top of the page.

The Queen

(DVD - 2007? )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Queen


Item Details

An intimate, moving portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair following the untimely death of Princess Diana. The Queen's restrained reaction causes a public relations debacle that Prime Minister Blair must defuse. The two struggle to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an open display of mourning.
Title: The Queen
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Miramax Home Entertainment :, Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment,, [2007?]
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: The making of 'The Queen'; feature commentary with director Stephen Frears and writer Peter Morgan; feature commentary with British historican and royal expert Robert Lacey
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Summary: An intimate, moving portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair following the untimely death of Princess Diana. The Queen's restrained reaction causes a public relations debacle that Prime Minister Blair must defuse. The two struggle to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an open display of mourning.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language
Awards & Distinctions: Golden Globes, 2007: Best Actress (Helen Mirren), Best Screenplay (Peter Morgan); Academy Awards, 2007: Best Actress (Helen Mirren)
ISBN: 9780788870811
0788870815
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Qu
More » MARC Display»

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Report This Nov 29, 2013
  • SusannahElf rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I never thought that I would ever feel sympathy for the Queen! Helen Mirren is terrific and manages to suggest the vulnerable human underneath the funny hats and coiffed hair. It was also surprisingly suspenseful, given that anyone who was alive back then probably knows how it turns out. And I will watch Michael Sheen in anything.

Report This Oct 30, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

the movie as a whole has a made-for-TV feel to it, but Helen Mirren's performance is extraordinary. Her talent and control elevate her character from being just a caricature. The movie raises the interesting issues of how to balance family, privacy and duty vs. public relations and opportunism.

Report This Oct 12, 2013
  • deleuzerimbaud rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Horrible movie. The acting is cheap as is the set. At times the academy is not the best judge of quality. This whole movie seemed unbelievably false (and I mean faker than Transformers movies). Helen Mirren couldn't properly play a queen if she was born so. In fact the only praise I hear of this movie sounds like parroting of exact lines from characters in the movie. The true British Monarch is not so delicate as portrayed here. Downton Abbey's cast could have filmed this much better. I like my pretentious British media as much as the next person who does but this honestly was horrible (in my opinion). I should be given a refund for watching it for free, What's next a movie about Donald Trump where he's crying and reflecting every 15 minutes. The Queen could not be so soft.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best Actress Dame Helen Mirren delivers an extraordinary performance, and bears a remarkable resemblance to Queen Elizabeth II. I found this peek behind The Royal Family's prim and proper palatial walls captivating. It evoked a little empathy from me for The Queen's isolated and lonely position. A position she never asked for, has held for six decades (!) (as of 2012) through unimaginable world crises, admirably, "quietly, and with dignity". I had also forgotten somewhat what an attractive woman Princess Diana was. So sad. What an incredible tribute from her admirers. A terrific piece of work from screenwriter Peter Morgan. Nice job by Michael Sheen, as well. FIVE STARS.

Report This Nov 01, 2012
  • ostwald rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I saw the movie and I had liked it this is based on a true story not for children to watch

Great movie...excellent job Helen Mirren! Definatly worth seeing. I found it completely absorbing from start to finish.

Helen Mirren is always good. Interesting behind the scenes movie.

Report This Feb 11, 2011
  • SnuggleB68 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This wasn't exactly what I thought it was. The focus was more on how the royal family handled Princess Di's death than about the Queen. I was disappointed.

Report This Sep 09, 2010
  • Books100 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really good. Acting by the 2 lead actors (Queen and Prime Minister) was very good.

Report This May 27, 2010
  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This move was very good! It provided an insight into the Royal Family.

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

Report This May 27, 2010
  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

mbazal thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Report This May 02, 2008
  • gailygirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

gailygirl thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Summary

Add a Summary

Report This May 27, 2010
  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie follows the life of the Royal Family dealing with the personal struggles with the death of Princess Diana. Newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair struggles to reach a compromise with the Queen about what course of action to follow after the death.

Notices

Add a Notice

Report This Aug 14, 2008
  • nadian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Moment of mature language

Quotes

Add a Quote

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(Opening Statement) "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." Henry IV, Part II

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tony Blair: ...I believe the moment for statements has passed. I would suggest flying the flag at half-mast above Buckingham Palace... and... coming down to London at the earliest opportunity. It would be a great comfort to your people... and would help them with their grief. HM Queen Elizabeth II: THEIR grief? If you imagine I'm going to drop everything and come down to London before I attend to my grandchildren who've just lost their mother... then you're mistaken. I doubt there is anyone who knows the British people more than I do, Mr. Blair, nor who has greater faith in their wisdom and judgement. And it is my belief that they will any moment reject this... this "mood", which is being stirred up by the press, in favor of a period of restrained grief, and sober, private mourning. That's the way we do things in this country, quietly, with dignity. That's what the rest of the world has always admired us for.

Report This May 27, 2010
  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"It is my duty to serve my people first, then myself."

Videos

Add a Video

The Queen Trailer

The Queen Trailer

Find it at CRRL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.